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2016 Emmys: Nominee Peter MacNicol (Veep) Disqualified as Guest Actor


After Veep‘s Peter MacNicol was nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series last week, the awards predicting circles began bubbling with the fact that his nomination went against the new “less than 50%” rule the Television Academy instituted last year. Meaning, for someone to qualify for Guest submission they could only appear in less than 50% of a series’ ...

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The Academy: Steven Spielberg, Laura Dern, Sharen K. Davis Among Board of Governors Selections


THE ACADEMY ELECTS 2016–17 BOARD OF GOVERNORS Runoff election required for Film Editors Branch LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors.  A runoff election is required for the Film Editors Branch. “I’m honored and privileged to welcome the Academy’s new Board,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone ...

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2016 Emmys: OFFICIAL Episode Submissions for the 2016 Emmy Awards

2016 Emmys: What Will They Submit and Do 'Tapes' Still Matter?

With the 2016 Emmy nominations announced, now is the wait for what episode each nominee will submit for consideration. There is always much debate over whether or not “tapes” matter anymore. Sometimes we see killer submissions win while two minutes of screentime (and very little do to) earns you an Emmy. Often you’ll see a comedy nominee submit a more ...

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Warren Beatty’s ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Gets a Trailer and Poster

Warren Beatty's new film, Rules Don't Apply, is set to open this year's AFI Fest as the Opening Night Film on November 10th

After months of secrecy around his project, Warren Beatty’s first film in 18 years now has a name, a studio, a poster and a trailer. It has a much looser, comedic vibe to it and feels a bit like Trumbo 2.0 with a star-studded cast that includes Beatty’s wife, four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening plus Emmy winners Alec Baldwin and Martin ...

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2016 Emmy Nominations: Shocks, Snubs and Trivia

2016 Emmys: black-ish and The Americans break in while The Good Wife and Outlander are left out in the cold

Another year and another set of Emmy nominations are under the belt to be discussed, dissected and argued about. I have to say, this morning’s nominations were largely quite good? I’m questioning myself even saying that as year after year I feel like hitting my screen when something unworthy makes it in over something much more deserving. But, since that ...

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2016 Emmy Nominations: The Americans Gets Its Due, UnREAL is Real


The 2016 nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards are in and as usual not without some shocking mentions and even more shocking snubs. The Americans broke BIG this year (its 4th season) hitting Lead Actor (Matthew Rhys), Lead Actress (Keri Russell) and Drama Series. The show had languished with a writing nomination last year and a Guest Actress win for ...

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The Academy Announced Key Dates for 89th Oscars®


LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced key dates for the 89th Oscars®.  The Academy Awards® presentation will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 26, 2017. Academy key dates for the 2016 Awards season are: Saturday, November 12, 2016                    Governors Awards Thursday, January 5, 2017                ...

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